Tags: Amazon Kindle, Android, Apple, ASUS, Google, IPad, Kindle Fire, Microsoft, Nexus, Nexus 7, Nook, Tablet computer, Windows 8
So the Nexus 7 tablet is here.
Android version 4.1 “Jellybean”,1.3Ghz quad core processor, NFC, Front facing camera and a 1200×800 screen.
More importantly though:
1.With the announcement came news of the play store adding the ability to sell TV Shows (seasons and episodes), Movies, and Magazines Google puts itself in as a major player in content distribution. Their previous lack of content is what opened the door and allowed Amazon to compete in the tablet market in the first place. Remember, the Fire is not pure android it is a skinned version that highlights Amazon’s content. This made complete sense at the time but, no longer has the pull it did previous to today’s announcements. Amazon should have done their best to parter with google and provide content directly in Android rather than make the Kindle Fire. Now they have to fight off Apple and Google in providing video content. Ouch!
2. Apps! I have been telling the people I know that the reason that I made the purchase of an iPad over a powerful android tablet was the lack of apps. Yes, yes, I am aware that the Play Store has over 500,000 apps. But, how many of them are optimized for tablets? Very few. I do not see this changing overnight as it will take time but, a single high selling android tablet may swing some developers to target the Nexus with new versions of their apps.